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What do you think Elon Musk should do next?

PayPal, Tesla, SpaceX and SolarCity, a brilliant resumé for a brilliant man. However lets face it, at some point Elon Musk will probably move onto even bigger and better things.
What global issues would you like to see Elon tackle next with his extraordinary mind and large piles of cash?

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  • Apr 18 2013: I am nominating Elon Musk for the TED Prize of 2014:

    QUESTION: Please provide links to video clips of, or about the nominee.

    1) An Evening with Elon Musk and Alison van Diggelen Uploaded Feb 2013.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHHwXUm3iIg

    2) The future of Energy & Transport Uploaded Nov 2012.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=pKHyZxSCseE#!

    3) Interview with Elon Musk Uploaded Sept. 2012 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g92rP1Mi_oQ

    4) Fireside Chat with Elon Musk Uploaded July 2012 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uegOUmgKB4E.

    5) National Press Club Luncheon with Elon Musk Uploaded Sept. 2011 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrVD3tcVWTY

    6) Chairman's Forum Uploaded April 2011 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UNCdh05ck8.

    QUESTION: What is the nominee’s wish likely to be?

    Elon Musk is a rare and powerful combination of someone who knows how to capture the imaginations and make a measurable impact, a visionary and a pragmatist, a dreamer and a doer. The very DEFINITION of a TED Prize winner! Elon Musk has a lofty Kennedyisk goal to set mankind's step on the face of MARS in fifteen years! (remember we went to the Moon in ten!). In three years Elon Musk promises to mass produce an Electric Sedan costing around $30K within reach of the common American person as well as anybody in the world. He proposes to electrify all US homes with Solar Energy using Solar Panels electrifying businesses, homes and highways providing electric charging stations all along the US interstate system.

    QUESTION: How is the wish at the cutting edge of his / her discipline?

    Elon Musk is personally commanding the design of a super heavy thrusting engine that would propel mankind in space to MARS by 2025. [https://www.facebook.com/SpaceX] He promises to mass produce an Electric Sedan costing around $30K by 2016. [https://www.facebook.com/teslamotors] He promises to electrify most US buildings through installing and leasing Solar Panel through his company Solar City.

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